| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett couldn't persuade the state Legislature to support pension reform. So now he's trying to persuade you and your neighbors to do it for him.
At his latest stop on a statewide tour, Corbett spoke at the Lower Macungie Township Community...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON — To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a "war against women," some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta opposes higher taxes on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, on the other hand, not only wants higher taxes, but also more stringent environmental regulations....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The award for fastest climbdown of the year (so far) goes to The Economist. The magazine already has withdrawn and apologized for a review in its latest issue that criticized a forthcoming book by Cornell historian Edward Baptist for being just too...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty. ...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working.
He's dropped a few pounds and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Of all the self-interested scams perpetrated by school "reformers" against public education, the school voucher scam may be the most dishonest.
In their undiluted form, these programs are a sop to right wingers and religious fanatics convinced that...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:22 PM
It's been nearly three years since Rick Perry stood on a debate stage in Michigan and fumbled fruitlessly for the name of the third federal agency he vowed to eliminate as president.
Since then, the Texas governor has worked assiduously to restore his...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges that he abused his power, stayed on the offensive Sunday, saying he did the right thing by cutting off money for the state’s anti-corruption watchdog.
“I stood up for the rule of law in the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
It's sobering to recall that less...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:01 PM
For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast...